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Hi everyone… I want to sincerely apologize for being such a terrible blogger over the past few months! 2013 has been a really busy year so far, partially due to the fact that I’m volunteering with more shelters and rescue groups than ever. While I love being able to work with multiple groups to photograph as many homeless animals as possible, unfortunately that leaves less and less time for putting together blog posts. I also feel like perhaps the animals are getting more exposure through Facebook than this blog, so that’s where I’m concentrating more of my efforts to share their photos and stories. I may post here from time to time, and I do hope to start posting more regularly again someday, but right now please “like” me on facebook to see new photos of adoptables from shelters and rescues all over the Baltimore area! www.facebook.com/maryswiftphotography
For now, I’ll leave you with an updated photo of Brutus (you can read more about him here), as he continues to wait for his forever home. Here he is sporting his new Sirius Republic collar! Sirius Republic is a big supporter of rescue efforts and they were so incredibly generous to donate some “Adopt Me” collars to the dogs at the Baltimore Humane Society. If you haven’t checked out this awesome company yet, be sure to visit www.siriusrepublic.com and pick out a gorgeous handmade collar for your own pooch! You can even use the code RPBH65 and some of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to BHS. Thank you Sirius Republic!!
Jasmine’s House is a great pit bull rescue that is in need of donations right now! The organization is currently unable to take any more dogs until they raise some much-needed funds, which means they can’t pull any from the shelters that are in danger of being euthanized for space. So from now through the end of August, book a photo session for your pit bull(s) with Mary Swift Photography and 25% of the session fee will be donated to Jasmine’s House. If your dog isn’t a bully breed and you still want to participate in this promotion, no problem! Just mention it to me at our session. Let’s help them so they can help the dogs!
UPDATE: Wow!! We’ve gotten an overwhelming response to the request for calendar models… so many more entries than I expected! We are no longer accepting any more entries. Thank you to everyone who submitted your pet… I really wish we had more than 12 slots available so that I could photograph them all again. Thank you everyone!
Models wanted! I’m looking for pets that have been adopted from the Baltimore Humane Society recently (in the past couple of years) to be photographed for the 2012 BHS calendar. Want to get some professional photos of your furry friend and contribute to a good cause at the same time? If you’re interested, please fill out the form below to submit your pet for consideration!
If your pet is selected, you’ll receive a free mini-session and 8×10 print, and he/she will appear in the 2012 BHS calendar which will raise money for the shelter animals. Only pets adopted from BHS are eligible. Participants will be required to sign a session agreement and release form (must be at least 18 years of age) allowing Mary Swift Photography to publish the images. Sessions must take place within 30 miles of the 21244 zip code and be completed by August 31, 2011.
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to Bark in the Park on Saturday! It was so much fun to meet all the dogs and their people, and we had a blast doing the event photos. Even though this isn’t my usual style of photography (I don’t usually pose the dogs with props), I still had a lot of fun and got a real kick out of some of the images. Many thanks to the BHS for providing such a beautiful, elaborate “pumpkin patch” setting for the photos!
If you had your photo taken at the event, you can order it at www.maryswift.smugmug.com. All of the profits will go to the Baltimore Humane Society to benefit the shelter animals that are currently waiting for homes. Thank you all for your support and I hope to see you next year!
Hey Baltimore! If you’ve adopted a pet from the BHS and want to get some professional photos of them, I’ve got an awesome deal for you. As you can probably imagine, I LOVE getting to see and photograph the shelter pets again after they’ve gone to their forever homes. So for anyone who has adopted from the Baltimore Humane Society in the past 5 years, I’m offering 50% off the session fee when you book your shoot before November 15, 2010. There are a limited number of time slots available, so contact me ASAP if you’re interested! Mary@maryswiftphotography.com
More details on sessions can be found here.
Yep, that’s right… the guys from Rescue Ink will be at the Baltimore Humane Society, along with B-More Dog, on October 25 to celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day! If you’ve never seen the show Rescue Ink Unleashed on the National Geographic channel, you must check it out. From 12-4 pm on Sunday there will be demonstrations, photo opportunities, a Q&A session, lots of adoptable pets, and more!
In addition to the event on Sunday, you can get some ink of your own (in the form of dog or cat pawprints) at the Baltimore Tattoo Museum on Saturday Oct. 24… proceeds will benefit Rescue Ink and a pit bull spay/neuter fund for the BHS. For more information, click here.
UPDATE: A big thank you to Rescue Ink, B-More Dog, everyone who got the pawprint tattoos, and those who came to celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day with us! A few photos from Sunday:
Karma loves Eric!
Batso meets a timid new arrival at the shelter
Scoop poses with the guys
By the way, Karma and Scoop are still looking for their forever homes!
Join us this Saturday, October 10, for a fun-filled day at DogFest! The Baltimore Humane Society’s largest fundraiser includes games, contests, vendors, rescue groups, a 5K-9 fun run, horseback riding, and much more.
Be sure to stop by our booth and have your photo taken with your dog – all of the proceeds will benefit the shelter animals at the BHS. And while you’re there, don’t forget to register to win a free pet photo session with Mary Swift Photography!
Location: Shawan Downs, 1401 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley MD
Time: 10 am – 4:30 pm
For more information visit www.dogfest2009.org
Join us on Saturday, April 11 from 12-4 pm for an “Easter Eggstravaganza” at the Baltimore Humane Society! Bring your pets to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny – all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. There will also be lots of other fun activities including an easter egg hunt, face painting, garden bed planting, and a meet & greet with the shelter bunnies. For more information visit www.baltimorehumane.org.
Welcome! Since 2005, Mary Swift Photography has teamed up with the Baltimore Humane Society in an effort to capture all of its animals’ personalities on film and help them find their forever homes. Here you will find photos and stories of just a few of the many pets that are still waiting patiently to be adopted. Occasionally you’ll see pets from other organizations here as well, since I volunteer with several different rescues. Please check back often, as I will be updating this blog regularly with more photos of adoptable animals. Maybe you’ll find your next family member here!
(Please note: I am not an employee of the BHS, just a volunteer… so if you’re interested in adopting someone you see here, please contact the organization directly. Thanks!)